Business Marketplace

We have a talented network of experienced business owners who volunteer with us! The resources below are from women business owners or organizations that have an affiliation with Women’s Enterprise Centre and all resources have been approved by us.

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WECM Entrepreneurship Centre of Excellence Channel  

WECM Entrepreneurship Centre of Excellence Channel

The Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba and the WECM Entrepreneurship Centre of Excellence present a state-of-the-art online business plan development series. Designed specifically for on-line, convenient time-of-choice delivery, the course modules assist entrepreneurs gain an understanding of the importance of business planning. They identify the critical components of a comprehensive and effective plan. Using a step-by-step process, the business plan development series helps entrepreneurs explore their business concepts and then build the foundation for a successful enterprise. Learn more >>

I'm On The Phone! 91 Quick, Easy and Affordable Activities for the  

I'm On The Phone! 91 Quick, Easy and Affordable Activities for the "Work from Home" Parents to engage your children so Phone Time is 'Fun Time' for BOTH of You!

Author: Cathy Kuzel

Available: Hard copy Book

Many professionals are running their own businesses from home and with the integration of technology, there are so many possible combinations of working environments for moms (and dads!)
Inside this book are 91 quick, easy and affordable activities for YOU the "Work at Home" parent to engage your children so that when you've got to work, you can. Each activity has a supply list so you can see at a glance what you need to make it easy and fun.

This book is definitely a tool for you to have in your work-at-home briefcase. Every parent should have one. Learn more >>

The Financially Empowered Women: Everything you Really want to know  

The Financially Empowered Women: Everything you Really want to know

Author: Tracy Theemes

This award winning book takes a look at the psychology and social factors that affect a woman's relationship with money. The Five financial planning steps are clearly laid out and definitions of common investment terms are explained in easy to understand language. Available from Amazon.com.

Tracy Theemes holds a masters degree in consulting psychology as well as several financial credentials including CFP (Certified Financial Planner), FDS (Financial Divorce Specialist) and is insurance licensed. She is the recent recipient of the TIAW (The International Alliance for Women) Global 100 award for education. Tracy is a well known speaker and educator and has taught thousands of women in the USA and Canada during her career as a financial advisor and current co-founder of Sophia Financial Group in Vancouver. Learn more >>

Getting Paid to Pay Attention – Why Your Business Suffers From A.D.D. and How to Fix It  

Getting Paid to Pay Attention – Why Your Business Suffers From A.D.D. and How to Fix It

Author: Marilyn Strong

Why do some entrepreneurs and small business owners seem to breeze through their work and easily make money while others struggle to get anything done? What traits stop a self-employed professional or a busy freelancer from accomplishing the tasks that will lead to the business of their dreams?

Marilyn Strong reveals the answers to these and other questions in her new book, “Getting Paid to Pay Attention – Why Your Business Suffers From A.D.D. and How to Fix It,” available from Amazon.com. Learn more >>

Lift Strategies - Quick Tips to Engage Customer and Elevate Profits  

Lift Strategies - Quick Tips to Engage Customer and Elevate Profits

Author: Jen DeTracey

Do you want to grow your small business or franchise?
89 Quick Tips to Boost Your Business!

With limited time and energy, how does a business owner find the resources to dramatically increase and retain fans without destroying healthy profits?

Jen DeTracey, innovator of the LIFFT® Process, shows you how to tweak your operations and promote your business. Making these small improvements to your business will result in significant gains. Her advice in Lift Strategies is gleaned from helping hundreds of small business owners craft real marketing systems and execute effective action plans. Learn more >>

Work The Pond! Use the Power of Positive Networking To Leap Forward in Work and Life  

Work The Pond! Use the Power of Positive Networking To Leap Forward in Work and Life

Authors: Judy Thomson and Gayle Hallgren-Rezac

In this time-challenged world women entrepreneurs don't make networking a priority--too many other things need to be done! There's an amazing network of connections and support waiting for you, and it means you've just got to go out there and do it! WORK THE POND! gives you an easy 7-step process to become a better networker, whether you are just starting your business or looking to move it to the next level.

Judy Thomson and Gayle Hallgren-Rezac are the co-authors of WORK THE POND! which they wrote with Darcy Rezac, managing director emeritus of The Vancouver Board of Trade. Judy Thomson is a chartered accountant, business consultant and speaker who has held executive positions in human resources and administration with global companies in Canada and Asia. Gayle Hallgren-Rezac is a writer, speaker and entrepreneur who co-founded one of Canada's unique entrepreneurial ventures, Cookies by George. Learn more >>

Swimming with the Dolphins -The Waves of Change  

Swimming with the Dolphins -The Waves of Change

Author: Lynn Robinson

This audio product is a guided visualization developed to assist you to move through change easily and comfortably. Change takes place at a deep unconscious level and listening to this guided visualization will help you connect at that level. This product is available to download and in hard copy.

Lynn has been working with corporations and individual business owners to develop the skills and the mindset needed to achieve breakthrough performance for over twenty years. Through her training programs, coaching, consuting and speaking, Lynn has helped many business owners, executives and entrepreneurs take their business to the next level. Learn more >>

Keeping Good Employees on Board: Employee Retention Strategies to Navigate Any Economic Storm.  

Keeping Good Employees on Board: Employee Retention Strategies to Navigate Any Economic Storm.

Author: Dawn McCooey

Employee Retention: A crucial business priority. Why do employees leave? More importantly, what makes them stay? These are the questions that business veteran and author Dawn McCooey has been asking for decades. This book is the culmination of that curiosity. There are examples and resources here for you to help increase employee engagement which, of course, increases productivity, reduces turnover, and ultimately increases your bottom line. Take the helm, keep your good employees on board, and have some fun on this journey. Bon Voyage! Learn more >>

Feminine Capital: Unlocking the Power of Women Entrepreneurs  

Feminine Capital: Unlocking the Power of Women Entrepreneurs

Authors: Barbara Orser and Catherine Elliott

Today, there are over 200,000,000 women business owners around the world. Many of these entrepreneurs are not doing business as usual, nor are they simply leaning in.

Rather, they are tapping into feminine capital—the unique skills and sensibilities that they have cultivated as women—to create enviable successes.

Drawing on four decades of award-winning research, Feminine Capital reveals how women are harnessing different approaches to doing business. Barbara Orser and Catherine Elliott detail the pillars of feminine capital and offer new insight into the ways that gender can influence entrepreneurial decision-making.

They find that leveraging feminine capital can help women to create distinctive brands, build new markets, and drive profits—all while leveling the playing field in business.

In doing so, women are changing our social and economic landscape.

Learn how to construct an innovative business model, refine your start-up plans or rethink your growth strategy with practical learning aids, diagnostic tools and checklists. Gain inspiration from case studies of real-life women entrepreneurs. Learn more >>

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